We have known it for years. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity is a real problem and contributes to a myriad of diseases. Hundreds of thousands of people (without celiac disease) have gone gluten free and realized health improvements in a wide array of different conditions ranging from asthma to thyroid disease.
Leading Researchers Recognize Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Recent studies are showing the gluten sensitivity may be much more common than previously thought. It may, in fact, be a separate disease entity that involves different organs and different mechanisms than celiac disease. While there is no doubt that the condition exists, the lack of definite criteria for a diagnosis has resulted in a skeptical attitude on the part of many doctors. He goes on to say: The acceptance of gluten sensitivity as a valid condition has evolved.
60-70% of those who think they have celiac disease and seek help from his research center are actually gluten sensitive – they do not have celiac disease.– Communication from Dr. Alessio Fasano –University of Maryland Celiac Research Center Courtesy of Dr. Vikki Petersen (Author of the Gluten Effect)